Removing bradford pear trees??

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by bugspit, Aug 6, 2004.

  1. bugspit

    bugspit LawnSite Senior Member
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    Does anyone know the root system on these trees? Are the roots as weak as the limbs??

    What I'm getting at is I want to remove two trees, both are in an area where I would not want to use a stump grinder.

    So, I'm thinking I can leave the stump with 5' sticking out of the ground, put a strap or chain around it and pull the stump out of the ground. Might have to water soak the ground overnite.

    You guys think this would work?? The tree is 8" dia.

    This tree is also in my yard...back yard.
     
  2. TREEGODFATHER

    TREEGODFATHER LawnSite Member
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    On a 8" caliper tree, you should be able to yank them out with a 3/4 ton 4wd.

    Correct, leave the stumps high to give you some leverage.
     
  3. bugspit

    bugspit LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks,

    Sorry, can't resist....
     
  4. zukofsu

    zukofsu LawnSite Member
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    Here is another way to remove bradford stumps! We did about eight stumps this way.

    Good Luck!

    bradstumpweb.jpg
     
  5. Rollacosta

    Rollacosta LawnSite Senior Member
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    zukofso..but what a mess you made doing it much better to use a stumpgrinder
     
  6. zukofsu

    zukofsu LawnSite Member
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    We replanted trees in the exact location of the old ones, so the "mess" was ok for us :)!
     

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